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start when it comes to dealing with the big issues of our day. he called some government spending and debt and mcconnell says that republicans are eager to work with the president, shep. >> shepard: some of those republicans are saying they are hoping to hear more from the president about the ig issues. issues like the ones have you mentioned. >> that's right. to be clear i asked a lot of republicans to go on camera with us today. they seemed a little camera shy, perhaps wanting to give president obama his day. but one key senate republican said he wishes the president had spoken more about the need to reform medicare, medicaid and social security. >> unfortunately, right now, we have a situation where it is generational fest. we are leaving our kids and grand kids with incredible burdens of debt and deficit unless we reform these important programs. i think the choice the president ought to be laying out instead and ought to be telling the american people yes, we can do. this we can even improve these programs in certain important ways but we have to address it. >> the senator fr
later. >> thousands of egyptians went back to tahrir square today to protest new government. witnesses say some demonstrators threw stones at the cops who fired back with tear gas. officials say violence across the country killed at least four people and injured close to 400. of course, egypt is very important partner of the united states. in fact, we just sent them four new f 16 fighter jets like these. part of an aid package worth about a billion dollars a year "the fox report's" correspondent jonathan hunt is here. jonathan, in many ways, egypt doesn't seem any more stable now than it was two years ago. >> tough to argue against that, shep, when you see the tens of thousands on the streets of egypt, major cities today. protesting the government of muslim brotherhood president mohammed mohammed morsi. the protesters say that morsey has done nothing to fix the mess of the egyptian economy. and he has also rewritten the constitution in outright power grab. to them, the protesters, nothing has changed in the past two years except swap ago secular dictatorship for a religious one. former
? >> shepard: ed henry at the white house. thanks. it looks like the u.s. government will indeed be able to keep paying the bills at least for a few more months. the house of representatives today voted to raise the debt ceiling until the middle of may. senate democrats say they will pass the bill soon and the white house says president obama will not veto it. the debt ceiling is the limit on how much the feds can borrow. republican leaders were refusing to raise it without an equal amount of spending cuts. but the bill they just passed has a new ultimatum for the house and the senate. no budget, no pay. carl cameron in the d.c. newsroom tonight. how is this supposed to break the gridlock? >> hey, shep. it's basically a two-part deal. the first says by april 15th, both the house and the senate each have to pass a budget that balances in 10 years. should either chamber fail then its members paychecks can't be delayed. they can't stop it constitutionally they have to get paid. the other part suspends enforcement of the federal debt limit until may 19th, at which point it will increase retr
strong relationships with leaders in governments here and around the world and he has experience in representing our country in fragile and unpredictable circumstances. >> shepard: secretary clinton's appearance on the hill today likely her last as america's top diplomat. today session was calm, compared to the fierce back and forth yesterday when secretary clinton testified about the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya. of course, it was a controversy surrounding that attack that sank ambassador susan rice's potential nomination as secretary of state. and left senator kerry the top candidate. today also marked a bit of a strange reversal for the senator because he spent decades serving on the senate foreign relations committee and the last four years chairing it. >> for 29 years, i've sat up on the dais where you aller and kind of looked down at the witnesses and wondered what they're thinking sometimes. as we question them if suddenly i am feeling a lot of sympathy for the folks who sit down here. >> shepard: he need not have worried. his colleagues weren't too tough on hi
he undermined the government by creating a network of christian churches. and trying to convert iranians from islam to christianity. he is he reportedly headed to a prison in the northwest of tehran, where brutal interrogations and mock executions are said to be regular occurrences. the u.s. state department calling for his release but no signs of iran backing down. in an interview with fox news, the pastor's wife said she is very worried about her husband and said: every day in that prison is in itself a death sentence. also word of a potentially dangerous step forward in iran's space program with reports that that country has launched a monkey aboard a rocket. iranian state television now reports that scientists sent the monkey up 72 miles before returning said monkey back it to earth. countries including the united states and the former soviet union have been sending monkeys into space since the 1940s. this is is a shot of ham the chimpanzee cape canaveral since 61. the folks woman for the state department cannot confirm the launch actually happened. the reports are a concer
and a palestinian issues and now moderates could have much more say in the government. they have been pushing for peace talks with the palestinians. >> leland vittert is in tel aviv, what could this mean for the iranian threat? >> >> it could really change the dynamics behind me is prime minister netanyahu's campaign poster in hebrew it says a strong prime minister, a strong israel. the election results lead to you believe this will be anything because strong prime minister. as for a strong israel, the prime minister we saw on the stage tonight giving his victory speech was much more dubbish, much more conciliatory, much softer than usual, very hawkish prime minister we normally see. we will see in the coming weeks here how he forms his coalition. meaning what kind of political promises does he have to make? does he promise to the hard core right that he won't make a deal with the palestinians? does he promise to the left he is going to offer tax cuts? that will give you a good idea where is he going to take policy both domestically and foreign policy although he has said iran is the number o
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